Could not be happier with my new kiln! Have done 3 bisque and 1 glaze firings with each piece coming out perfect :) Perfect for small pieces and beginners as I have never fired a kiln a day in my life, so easy!
My kiln arrived within the window of time that was estimated when I purchased the kiln. Soul Ceramics kept a weekly email update as to how many weeks had passed up to the point where they emailed me the shipping info. All that went smoothly. I really liked the updates. They made me feel like a valued customer and not a number. I wish more retailer's would take this more personalized approaches to big ticket purchases! My kiln is still in the box but it arrived undamaged and I've just got to make some more space for it
The only hiccup here was that I did not receive my operating instructions in a timely manner. We just ran our test fire and all went well. Love being able to see readout of temperature while firing. It fits my space beautifully
Soul Ceramics is a great company, and I would highly recommend them for all your pottery needs. They have great customer service and helped me pick out the right kiln. They also followed up to make sure it arrived and everything was ok.
For a beginner home-studio wheel the artista is a good option. The foot pedal is a must though, especially for a new potter. I like the versatility of being able to utilize it on a table top or on a stand, which is perfect for those who may have some back issues. The owners manual states it can hold up to 25lbs of clay but I beg to differ, I wouldn’t go past 15lbs. If you are new to the craft or simply looking for a wheel that fits a small space and allows you to throw small/medium pieces (mugs, planters, pet bowls, tableware etc.) the artista is a great option. Shipping was fast, the customer service at Soul Ceramics was phenomenal and I’m having tons of fun with my new home wheel.
I am new to this and after a bit of research, I placed my order for a small kiln. Lea contacted me to let me know they had a similar kiln in stock, instead of waiting for the factory order, and after a bit of back and forth with Lea answering my every question - she suggested a different kiln, which was actually less expensive! It arrived quickly and I love it!!!
This is my first serious kiln. It has everything I needed: kiln sitter, solid state relay, kiln shelves, fires up to cone 10, and only needs a 110V connection. It was surprisingly small and light. It's just the right size and I like that the weight makes it easy to carry by myself. Super easy to use and very effective. It also takes less time to cool down than my chunky 1960's kiln that's a similar build. I bought it to sinter some 3D Printed Ceramics using Tethon 3D's product: Porcelite. I'm still experimenting but got proof of concept yesterday. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. This one was ready to ship and arrived within 4 days of purchasing!
I recently received my series 12 model 123 kiln. So far I’ve only used it to bisque but am throughly impressed. I did put it on a dedicated 120 volt circuit, with 25 amp breaker. The kiln amazes me in that it radiates little heat and appears to be extremely energy efficient due to the 3” bricks.
Amazingly the kiln through Soul Ceramics Supplies was considerably les expensive than through Seattle Pottery Supply, the manufacturer. I received the kiln midway between the 5th and 6th week after ordering it. Absolutely no damage upon receiving it, was shipped from Seattle to Greensboro NC. Soul’s Customer Service is by far in the EXCELLENT category.
To sum it all up I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase, Customer Service, quality and speed of delivery.
Thank you so much! 🤓👍
I love my new evenheat oven! It makes heat treating my knives so easy and accurate. All the preset programs are essential for me because I use so many different types of steel. This oven heats up quick and hols temperature almost perfectly. Great buy!